Analysts’ Recommendations for United Continental
As of September 10, 2017, four (23.5%) of the 17 analysts tracking United Continental recommended “strong buy,” six (35.3%) recommended “buy,” and seven (41.2%) recommended “hold.” There were no “sell” ratings.
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Four analysts have downgraded their ratings for United Continental following its guidance update on September 6, 2017. Barclays reduced its target price from $105 to $90, Imperial Capital reduced its target price from $77 to $60, Citigroup reduced its target price from $85 to $68, Cowen reduced its target price from $82 to $63, and UBS reduced its target price from $105 to $95.
United Continental (UAL) has a 12-month consensus target price of $81.80, which is lower than the $88.20 target price the stock had after its 2Q17 earnings report. Its highest target price is $125, and its lowest target price is $60. At the current target price, the stock has a return potential of 40.0% based on its September 9 closing price of $58.40.
To learn about Delta Air Lines’ (DAL) recent performance, read Airlines Hit Turbulence after Delta’s Guidance Cut. Peers American Airlines (AAL) and Alaska Air Group (ALK) have yet to report their August performance. Investors can gain exposure to United Continental with the iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Industrials ETF (INDF), which has a 1.7% exposure to UAL.